Saturday Sample Sipdown! Who's in?

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My goal is 10 sample sipdowns today. I’m doing several low hanging fruits though that will likely get dumped, but I have to at least brew them up and see.

So far I’ve done 4… 6 more to go!

Sil select said

You can do eet!

Did 11 and I can barely keep my fingers still enough to type this ;-)

Sil select said

Haha yay for you! No goals for me this weekend since I’m all over the place with work tonight and then getting on a plane…but I need to get back under 200 ASAP!

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Sil select said

It’s not saturday but it IS a sunday sidown day! Here’s to trying to get through 10 or so today heh

Cavocorax said

I’m in too! Although IDK about 10. Do you actually drink the entire cup and re-steep it? Or dump it if it’s meh?

Go, Sil, go!!

Sil select said

Cavo – i resteep good teas. if it’s not that delicious, i don’t waste my time..but then those teas also get tossed into the swap box if there’s a lot there that i know i won’t want to drink.

Sil select said

also..only 5 today, but that’s not half bad considering two of them were like 7+ steep teas AND i was out from 2[, until late…so no real drinking today as planned.

Cavocorax said

Yeah. That’s acceptable. :P
I didn’t get much sipdowns down either, but I did try a bunch in my sample box to get that much closer. I also tried a few teas that were new to me so I could see if I wanted to keep them.

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Sil select said

Trying to get a few sipdowns in today before i’m pretty much out of the house with no tea access until sunday evening boooooo Maybe with a little luck i can get to 200 this weekend, or at least set myself up to hit that early next week!

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Enfys said

I know this is probably a very silly question, but what exactly is a sipdown?

Sil select said

Not a silly question! It’s essentially when you get down to the last bit in your cupboard and you get to decupboard the tea. Some of us like to celebrate (or bemoan) being able to remove a tea from our cupboards. :)

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Sil select said

it’s saturday! and it’s rainy! So perfect time to spend the day inside drinking tea, organising things and aiming for 200-210 teas before my next order gets here lol

Sil select said

Well i managed to get to 210 today, so now to see if i can knock another 5 out tomorrow – that would be fantastic!

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MissLena said

I’m in today! Ideally I’d like to remove about 12, but it will probably be less, as they aren’t all one cup sipdowns :( but we will see how it goes!

Sil select said

Big cups over sat and Sunday? Haha

MissLena said

Haha yes, and few resteeps :P actually I looked at the situation, I have about 5 or so 1 cup sipdowns and quite a few 2 cup ones, so I should make a fair amount of progress :)

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I’m on it today too but it’s 5pm here so I have had a very late start. Reason being that I was a little hungover and had virtually no sleep so it’s taken me so long to get back on track. Will have to do a Sunday Sample Sipdown to replace it for this Saturday. The night is still young, reviewed one so far and I aim to review at least another 5 or 6 samples, at least. :)

MissLena said

Better late than never! :)

That is my philosophy about most things that I forget to do. lol. :)

Sil select said

i like just doing “weekend sip downs” along with trying to get around to tasting teas I haven’t yet tried in my cupboard so that during the week I can spend my time drinking teas that I KNOW I like since I don’t always get time to make fresh tea at work heh

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I finished off Della Terra Teas- Perfect Pear and Apricot Carousel today.

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Kiaharii said

Sunday Sipdown for me (it’s hard to do a Sat. sipdown when you’re working)! I’ve got a few I want to finish up and a ton of homework to do, perfect combo!

Sil select said

Yay! Good luck :)

Sunday sipdown for me as well. I’ve managed 5 so far, which almost makes up for my Verdant order I placed today.

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Dr Jim said

I’m trying to get my stock under control. I just finished a sample from Nina’s tea (Grand Amour) and I’m now drinking the last of David’s Tea High Mountain Oolong. The downside of oolongs is that I’ll probably need to do about 5 cups to finish it off in style. The goal is two more by the end of the day.

Sil select said

woot! good luck! I’ll be joining you this weekend :)

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